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"If Ever in Autumn..."

November 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio Rudy shares some words about Autumn from John Ruskin .

Chinese Lantern Festival Comes to Charleston

November 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by vhansen
Silk alligator designed by Zigong Lantern Company to reflect Lowcountry wildlife

America's oldest gardens will blossom this winter with an ancient Chinese tradition; a lantern festival. A glowing 20 foot dragon will greet visitors as Magnolia Plantations and Gardens opens at night for the first time since becoming a Charleston tourist attraction in 1870...

Corn Earworm Moth

November 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A corn earworm moth

A listener reports an unusual encounter with a moth...

Greenville Nonprofit Sets Former Trafficked Sex Workers on the Path to Healing

November 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Jasmine Road. Think of it as a path towards healing for women who once thought their lives of prostitution and other sex work were normal. The women who come to Jasmine Road – a Greenville nonprofit that serves as a kind of rehab for mostly city women caught up in the...

Is Our Economy Ready for 2020?

November 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

Each month we bring you a conversation with one of our state’s leading economists to share with you their thoughts on not only our local economy but the big picture, as well. Today, Mike Switzer checks in with Frank Hefner, the director of the Office of Economic Analysis at...

Joro Spider

November 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Joro spider found in Hoschton, Georgia in 2018.

Nephila clavata, also known as the Jorō spider, is a member of the golden orb-web spider genus. This Asian species has only recently been confirmed in the United States. Females can reach up to one meter in length.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

November 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

John Warner A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Gray Catbird

November 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The gray catbird, also spelled grey catbird

The gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) is a medium-sized North American and Central American perching bird of the mimid family.

Six Receive Prestigious Humanities Awards

October 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
2019 SC Humanities Award Winners

Six people across South Carolina recently joined the ranks of recipients of two prestigious state awards; the SC Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Award. In 1991, SC Humanities started honoring people who have made a career working...

A Quarter Century for Murder and an Ex-Prosecutor's Change of Heart

October 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Doug O'Neal spent 24 years in prison for the murder of a woman police still can't identify. But the evidence against him was so questionable that even the man who helped put him away says he's innocent. In 1990, Doug and Catherine O’Neal were in their Columbia home, giving...

Bird's Nest Fungus

October 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Bird's Nest Fungus, Crucibulum laeve

The fruiting bodies of bird's nest fungiresemble tiny egg-filled birds' nests.

Celebrating Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

October 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Frank Anderson

In case you hadn’t heard, National Veteran Small Business Week is November 4th through 8th and the South Carolina District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is participating. Here to tell us more is their lender relations specialist, Frank Anderson. Veterans...

Crash of '29 Recalled on 90th Anniversary of Historic Economic Calamity

October 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Row of men at the New York City docks out of work during the depression, 1934

90 years ago, panic gripped the New York Stock Exchange as the stock market crashed on "Black Tuesday," Oct. 29, 1929. In four days, the market plummeted 25 percent, and investors lost $30 billion - 10 times the federal budget, and more than the United States spent on World...

South Carolina Public Radio wins five first-place awards

October 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio
SC Public Radio awards

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Public Radio (SCPR) this weekend received five first-place awards – four from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) and one from the Associated Press (AP). Those two organizations hosted a joint convention...

Another Cycle of Drought Continues for South Carolina

October 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
This 2016 file photo taken on the banks of Lake Hartwell shows the impacts of drought on South Carolina's natural resources.

Despite recent rain across the state the drought continues. The U.S. Drought Monitor says that almost half of the state is in what it calls a "severe drought." Leonard Vaughan of the National Weather Service in Columbia says with the exception of coastal counties the rest...

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